Child Rights Advocacy

Care for ME! Quality Care for Every Child



Care for ME! Campaign is a global movement of SOS International. As part of the campaign, each participating country assesses whether the national alternative care system complies with the UN Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children in order to address the plights of needy children.  Although Quality Care covers both quality of care in the families of origin and in the alternative care settings; SOS Nepal will initially focus in the alternative care settings through this Campaign.
  1. VISION OF THE CAMPAIGN
  • Every child enjoys the rights to quality care in ‘Families of Origins’ or in ‘Alternative Care Homes / Organizations’.
 
  1. GLOBAL OBJECTIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN
  • UN Guidelines are better understood and relevant tools incorporated in the policy initiatives nationally and/or at the international level.
  • Child Care systems are improved to ensure ‘Child’s Rights’ and ‘Child Protection’ requirements to offer quality care.
  1. OBJECTIVES OF SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES NEPAL FOR THE ‘CARE FOR ME!’ CAMPAIGN
  • Strengthen child protection mechanism by ensuring that ‘Child Rights’ and ‘Child Protection’ issues are properly addressed in all alternative care settings.  
  • Support in promoting and implementing the guidelines stated in the ‘Standards for Operation and Management of Residential Child Care Homes - 2012 of Central Child Welfare Board, Government of Nepal.

ASSESSMENT (RESEARCH) ON THE ALTERNATIVE CARE FOR CHILDREN
The assessment of each country functions as the basis for national and international advocacy for positive change -- so that every child can grow in a family environment where they are loved and respected, and where they can learn and realise their rights. It is also to make a review of the implementation of the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, the measures to support families at risk of separation and the factors that cause children to enter alternative care arrangements. It also serves as the first part of the Child's Rights to Quality Care Campaign, in determining the violations of children’s rights in relation to alternative care.

USE OF THE ASSESMENT REPORT
The result of the assessment will be used to support research based advocacy for the Child Rights to Quality Care Campaign. It will also be used to map services relating to alternative care supports and to tailor services for the prevention of family separation.